Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva

Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Up until 2013, Silva‘s 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses saw him hold the longest title defense streak in UFC history. In addition to this, Silva has 12 post-fight bonus awards. Silva has also been ranked by multiple publications like Sherdog as the world’s number one middleweight fighter.

Quick Biography

Anderson da Silva was born on April 14, 1975, in São Paulo, Brazil, to Juarez Silva, his father and Vera Lucia da Silva, his mother.  The majority of Silva’s childhood was spent in Curitiba with his aunt and uncle, who was an officer with the Curitiba police force.  At the age of 12, Silva started taekwondo lessons and briefly learned Capoeira before moving to Muay Thai at the age of sixteen. Silva was part of the Chute Box Academy, which he left later due to payment disagreements.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Anderson da Silva
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: 14th April 1975
Birth Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian, American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Vera Lucia da Silva and Juarez Silva
Spouse: Dayane Silva
Children: Kalyl Silva, Kaory Silva, Kauana Silva, Joao Vitor Silva, and Gabriel Silva
Height: 1.88m
Weight: 84kg
Profession: Middleweight champion and mixed martial artist
Net Worth in 2020: $20 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born on April 14th, 1975, Anderson da Silva is currently 45 years old. Anderson Silva is 1.88 meters tall and weighs 84 kilograms.

School/College University

Due to the poverty situation experienced by Silva’s mother, Silva and his elder brother were forced to live with their maternal aunt and uncle. While staying with his uncle Silva’s interest in martial arts was sparked as he watched neighborhood kids practice. Silva was later enrolled in taekwondo lessons at the age of 12, and that was the start of his martial arts career.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Anderson Silva was born into a family with three other siblings on April 14, 1975, in São Paulo, Brazil. Their mother left them due to poverty when Silva was four years old. After being abandoned by their mother, Silva spent most of his childhood with his aunt and uncle in Curitiba.

Silva’s uncle was a police officer by then serving with the Curitiba police force. Anderson da Silva is Brazilian by nationality and a devout Catholic. Siva belongs to the African-Brazilian ethnicity, and he does volunteer and helps fund a school for poor children in Rio de Janeiro.

Married, Affair, Relationship, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Anderson Silva is married to Dayane, and together they have three sons and two daughters.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 2017
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Anderson Silva Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Dayane Silva
Kids: Kalyl Silva, Gabriel Silva, Kaory Silva, Kauana Silva, and Joao Vitor Silva

Professional Life and Career

At the beginning of his career, Silva joined Brazil’s famed Chute Box Academy. This academy had been impressed with his raw talent. While at Chute Box, Silva developed a reasonable ground game continued on the course to becoming one of the most feared strikers in the game. A turn in Silva’s MMA career occurred when he won nine straight fights between 2000 and 2003.

During this period, Silva defeated the well-respected Hayato Sakurai by the decision to become the Shooto Middleweight Champion. In 2005, Silva gained a black belt in Brazilian as he continually improved his ground game immeasurably. In his UFC debut on June 28, 2006, Silva simply destroyed Chris Leben, a tough fighter after only 49 seconds by way of knockout.

Since his debut, Silva kept on upping his game till he was crowned the MMA champion with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses under his belt. These accomplishments have seen Silva being referred to as one of the greatest athletes of all times in martial arts.

Awards & Nominations

Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the best fighter in UFC history, judging from his 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. In addition to this, Silva was nominated for Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2012.

Anderson Silva Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2020

Anderson Silva Net Worth
Anderson Silva Net Worth

Among MMA fighters, Anderson Silva is one of the richest in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20 million as of October 2020.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 2014 Taylor had to come out and dispel rumors that he was gay. This rumor had gained momentum due to Silva’s comments on his willingness to train with an openly gay fighter. To counter these claims, Silva responded by saying that he was not gay, but it could be in the future he found out that he was.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Anderson Silva Facebook page has around 5.5 million fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 7.3 million followers. Anderson Silva Instagram account has around 3.4 million followers while on YouTube, Anderson Silva has around 2 million subscribers.

From humble beginnings, Anderson Silva has been able to rise to the echelons of competitive martial arts. Though Silva has been able to generate a substantial amount of money during his career, he remains down to earth and charitable as he gives back to the society to aid in the alleviation of poverty in Rio.

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